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Plant ID Videos

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

See below a listing of pages that have ID videos or CLICK HERE to go directly to the YouTube playlist.

Each video is approximately 2-3 minutes in length

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


 

A

Alternanthera philoxeroides - alligator weed, Non-native
Andropogon glomeratus - bushy broom grass, Native
Ardisia crenata - coral ardisia, Non-native
Azolla caroliniana - mosquito fern, Native

 

B

Bacopa caroliniana - lemon bacopa, Native
Bidens mitis - bur marigold, marsh beggartick, Native
Brasenia schreberi - watershield, Native

 

C

Cabomba caroliniana - fanwort, Native
Canna flaccida - golden canna, Native
Cephalanthus occidentalis - buttonbush, Native
Ceratophyllum demersum - coontail, Native
Ceratopteris thalictroides - watersprite, water horn fern, Non-native
Chara species - Muskgrass, Native
Cicuta maculata (syn. c. Curtissii, C. mexicana) - spotted water hemlock, Native
Cinnamomum camphora - camphor tree, Non-native
Cladium jamaicense - saw-grass, Native
Colocasia esculenta - wild taro, Non-native
Crinum americanum - swamp lily, Native
Cupaniopsis anacardioides - carrotwood, Non-native
Cyperus distinctus (syn. C. virens) - swamp flatsedge, green flatsedge, Native
Cyperus odoratus - flat sedge, Native

 

D

Decodon verticillatus - swamp loosestrife, Native
Dichromena species - star-rush, Native
Dolichandra unguis-cati - cat’s-claw vine, Non-native

 

E

Echinochloa walteri - Walter’s-millet, coast cockspur, Native
Egeria densa - common waterweed, Non-native
Eichhornia crassipes - water hyacinth, Non-native
Eleocharis baldwinii - road-grass, Native
Eleocharis cellulosa - club-rush, Native
Eleocharis interstincta - jointed spikerush, Native

 

F

Fimbristylis cymosa (syn. F. spathacea) - hurricane-grass, Native
Fuirena scirpoidea - rush fuirena, Native
Fuirena species - umbrella-grasses, Native

 

H

Habenaria repens - water-spider orchid, Native
Hydrilla verticillata - hydrilla, Non-native
Hydrocotyle species - water pennywort, Native
Hygrophila polysperma - East Indian hygrophila, Non-native
Hypericum cistifolium - (Syn. H. opacum) roundpod St. John’s-Wort, Native

 

I

Imperata cylindrica - cogongrass, Non-native
Ipomoea aquatica - water spinach, Non-native
Iris virginica - blue flag, Native

 

J

Juncus effusus - soft rush, Native
Juncus marginatus - (Syn. J. biflorus, J. aristulatus) shore rush, Native
Juncus roemerianus - black needlerush, black rush, Native

 

L

Lachnanthes caroliniana - redroot, Carolina redroot, Native
Lachnocaulon species - bog buttons, Native
Leersia spp. - Southern cutgrass, Native
Lemna valdiviana - small duckweed, Native
Ligustrum sinense - Chinese privet, Non-native
Limnobium spongia - frog’s-bit, American spongeplant, Native
Limnophila sessiliflora - Limnophila, Non-native
Ludwigia repens - red ludwigia, Native
Ludwigia species - water primrose, primrose willow, Native
Luziola fluitans (syn. Hydrochloa caroliniensis) - water grassNative
Lygodium japonicum - Japanese climbing fern, Non-native
Lygodium microphyllum - Old World climbing fern, Non-native

 

M

Mayaca fluviatilis - bog moss, Native
Melia azedarach - Chinaberry, Non-native
Micranthemum species - baby’s-tears, Native
Myriophyllum aquaticum - parrot feather, Non-native
Myriophyllum heterophyllum - two-leaf water-milfoil, Native
Myriophyllum laxum - loose water-milfoil, Native
Myriophyllum spicatum - Eurasian water-milfoil, Non-native

 

N

Najas guadalupensis - southern naiad, Native
Nandina domestica - Nandina, heavenly bamboo, Non-native
Nelumbo lutea - American lotus, Native
Nitella species - Stonewort family, Native
Nuphar advena - spatterdock, cow lily, Native
Nymphaea mexicana - yellow water lily, Native
Nymphaea odorata - waterlily, Native
Nymphoides aquatica - banana lily, Native

 

O

Orontium aquaticum - golden club, Native
Oxycaryum cubense (syn. Scirpus cubensis) - burhead sedge, Non-native

 

P

Paederia foetida - skunk vine, Non-native
Panicum hemitomon - maidencane, Native
Panicum maximum - (syn. Urochloa maxima) guinea grass, Non-native
Panicum repens - torpedograss, Non-native
Paspalum repens - (syn. P. fluitans) water paspalum, Native
Peltandra virginica - arrow arum, Native
Pennisetum purpureum - elephant grass, napier grass, Non-native
Phragmites australis - common reed, Native
Pistia stratiotes - water lettuce, Non-native
Polygonum species - knotweed, Native
Pontederia cordata - pickerelweed, Native
Potamogeton illinoensis - Illinois pondweed, Native
Potamogeton pectinatus - sago pondweed, Native
Potamogeton perfoliatus - clasping leaf pondweed, clasped pondweed, Native
Proserpinaca pectinata - combleaf mermaidweed, Native

 

R

Rhynchospora inundata - inundated beakrush, Native
Rhynchospora nitens (syn. Psilocarya nitens) - bald-rush, Native
Rhynchospora species - beakrushes, horned-rushes, Native
Rhynchospora tracyi - Tracy’s beakrush, Native
Ruellia simplex (syn. R. tweediana) - Mexican-petunia, Non-native

 

S

Sacciolepis striata - American cupscale-grass, Native
Sagittaria graminea - grassy arrowhead, Native
Sagittaria kurziana - strap-leaf sagittaria, Native
Sagittaria lancifolia - duck potato, Native
Sagittaria latifolia - broadleaf arrowhead, Native
Sagittaria subulata - awlleaf arrowhead, Native
Salvinia minima - water pgles, Non-native
Sambucus nigra (syn. S. canadensis) - elderberry, Native
Saururus cernuus - lizard’s-tail, Native
Schoenoplectus robustus (syn. Scirpus robustus) - salt-marsh bulrush, Native
Scirpus pungens (syn. S. americanus) - three-square bulrush, Native
Scirpus tabernaemontani (syn. S. validus) - soft-stem bulrush, Native
Solanum viarum - tropical soda apple, Non-native
Sparganium americanum - bur-reed, Native
Spartina alterniflora - smooth cord grass, Native
Spartina bakeri - Baker’s cord grass, Native
Spirodela polyrhiza - giant duckweed, Native

 

T

Thalia geniculata - fire flag, alligator flag, Native
Triadenum virginicum - Virginia Marsh St. John’s wort, Native
Triadica sebifera (Syn. Sapium sebiferum) - Chinese tallow, Non-native
Typha species - cat-tails, Native

 

U

Urochloa mutica (syn. Brachiaria mutica) - para grass, Non-native
Utricularia gibba - cone-spur bladderwort, Native
Utricularia purpurea - eastern purple bladderwort, Native
Utricularia species - bladderwort, Native

 

V

Vallisneria americana - eel-grass, tape-grass, Native

 

W

Wolffiella gladiata (syn. W. floridana gladiata) - mudmidget, Native

 

X

Xyris species - yellow-eyed-grasses, Native

 

Z

Zizania aquatica - wild-rice, Native
Zizaniopsis miliacea - giant cut grass